Asus has again, come with a bang. This time, they are pushing the mobile technology limit, a step further.
At the CES 2017 event, ASUS announced the Zenfone AR and the Zenfone 3 Zoom. These are spectacular smartphones. However, the Zenfone AR seem pretty much more interesting.
The Asus Zenfone AR is available in two variants – a 6GB of RAM version, and a 8GB RAM version. This crowns the Asus Zenfone AR as the first smartphone to pack 8GB RAM. That’s like smartphones now having same RAM size as computers.
Not only that, the Zenfone AR is the second handset (Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro was the first) to come with Tango support (Google’s augmented reality (AR) system). Other than that, the handset supports Daydream (Google’s VR functionality built into Android Nougat).
Android Authority has shared an hands-on video of the ASUS Zenfone AR which you can watch below:
The Asus Zenfone AR features 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED touchscreen (1440 x 2560 resolution), and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chipset with 8GB of RAM. On the camera side, you have a 23 MP unit using Sony’s IMX318 sensor, with OIS, EIS, and 4K video recording. Thanks to Google’s Tango requirements, on the back there’s also a motion tracking camera and a fisheye depth-sensing camera.
Courtesy of the AG and VR supports on the device, The system-on-a-chip is cooled by a “vapor cooling system, because complex polygons need some grindstone clock speeds.
The smartphone isn’t currently in the market. Neither has price been stated. However, the smartphone should be out in the second quarter of the year and only then, can we get a valid price tag. But of course, you should expect price to be a bit on the high side.